Students

2014 Group


 

Ph.D.

Abdelrahman AhmedAbdelrahman

Abdelrahman H. Ahmed received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (with honors) from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2012. He received his M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, in 2014. He is now working towards his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Between 2012 and 2014 he was with the Center of Nanoelectronics and Devices, a joint research center between the American University in Cairo and Zewail City for Science and Technology, as a research assistant. He was a recipient of the “Zewail Fellowship” at the American University in Cairo for the academic years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. He is a current recipient of the University of British Columbia Four Year Fellowship (FYF). His research interests include high speed IOs, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for silicon photonics.

Abdelrahman is currently an intern at Elenion Technologies, New York.


Amit Mishra  

Amit K. Mishra received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jabalpur, India in 2009 and Master of Technology (M.Tech) from AcSIR, India at CSIR-CEERI Pilani, India in 2011. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked as a Scientist in CSIR-CEERI Pilani, India on analog/mixed signal and RF circuits. He is recipient of CSIR-QHF Fellowship (2009-2011), MCM Scholarship (2005-2009), Academic Performance Proficiency Silver Medal (2009), The D&M Proficiency Prize (2009) and Certificate of Merit (2005-2008). His research interests include RF, analog and mixed-signal circuit design.


Hany Abolmagd

Hany Abolmagd Abdelraheem received his BEng and MSc degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University in 2004 and 2011 respectively. He is currently working towards his PhD degree at the University of British Columbia. Hany was a Teaching/Research Assistant at both Cairo University and The American University in Cairo between 2004 and 2011. He worked as an Analog Design Leader at Si-Ware Systems fabless semiconductor company, Egypt, between 2011 and 2017. During his work at Si-Ware he shared, and led, several projects including MEMS Inertial Sensor Interface ASIC, MEMS Gas Flow Sensor Interface ASIC, NeoSpectra (Si-Ware’s proprietary Spectrometer) control ASICs and NeoSpectra product development. His research interests include RF, Analog and Mixed-signal circuit design.


Abdelrahman Afifi (co-advised with Prof. Lukas Chrostowski)

Abdelrahman Afifi received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Currently, he is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Between 2013 and 2016, he was with the Laboratory of Lasers and Optical Communications at Ain Shams University as a teacher and research assistant. His research experience includes fiber optic sensors, microwave photonics and optical coherence domain polarimetry systems. His current research interests include silicon photonics and CMOS circuits for optical quantum information processing applications.


Ahmad Sharkia (co-advised with Prof. Shahriar Mirabassi)  AhmadSharkia

Ahmad Sharkia received the B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree as a Graduate Research Assistant. He worked as an engineering intern at Qualcomm/Pixtronix in San Jose, CA, where he developed a stroboscope based system for characterizing digital micro-shutter (DMS) displays (2014). He also worked as a research assistant at the UBC Microsystems and Nanotechnology (MiNa) group, where he developed and tested high sensitivity capacitive readout circuits (2012). He was the recipient of UBC President’s Entrance Scholarship (2009), Eric P. Newell Leadership Award in Engineering (2011), Trek Excellence Scholarships (2011, 2012), NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2012), Don Carpenter IEEE Scholarship (2012), Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award (2013) and NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (2013). He is a current recipient of UBC Four Year Fellowship (FYF). His research interests include RF, analog and mixed-signal circuit design.


Hossam Shoman (co-advised with Prof. Lukas Chrostowski)

Hossam Shoman received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Sharjah, UAE, in 2013 (cum laude honors), and the M.Sc. in Microsystems Engineering from Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2016. Currently he is working towards his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia as a Graduate Research Assistant. He was a recipient of H.H.S.M.B.M.B.R. IGCSE Cambridge Achievement Award in 2008, and H.H.S.H.B.R.A.M. Award for the outstanding university student in 2011, respectively. He is a current recipient of UBC Four Year Fellowship (FYF). His main research area spans designing photonic systems on SOI platform and integrating them with electronics for future Datacom applications.


Chen Yuan 

Chen Yuan received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Tech) in Electronic Science and Technology from Xidian University, Xi’an, China in 2012 and his M.A.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from UBC. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree as a Graduate Research Assistant. From 2012 to 2015, he was a research assistant with Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology, where he worked on millimeter-wave receiver design. From 2015 to 2017, he was a graduate research assistant at UBC, where he workd on All-digital Phase-locked loops. He was a recipient of National Scholarship of China (2008-2009, 2009-2010), Top Scholarship of Xidian University (2009-2010), and Excellent Graduate of Xidian University (Class of 2012). His current research focuses on Phase-Locked Loops and wireline links.


Ahmed Atef

Ahmed Atef received his B.Sc degree from Sohag University, Egypt (Honor degree) in 2013 and his MSc degree from Assiut University in 2017.
During his MSc study, he designed high sensitivity CMOS optical receiver front ends suitable for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), PPG signal detection, and pulse oximetery. He received a scholarship from Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he designed, taped-out and measured CMOS ICs for optical based biomedical signals sensing.
He is now pursuing his PhD degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia. His major research interests include CMOS optical receivers and CMOS Photonics co-integration.


Avilash Mukherjee

Avilash Mukherjee received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Technology (M. Tech.) degrees, with specialization in Microelectronics and VLSI Design, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2018.
At IIT Kharagpur, he was a recipient of JBNSTS Scholarship (2014) and Certificate of Merit (2013).
He is now pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of British Columbia. His major research interests include CMOS RF Transmitters and Mixed Signal Circuit Design.


Mohamed Shemis (co-advised with Prof. Lukas Chrostowski)

Mohamed Shemis received his dual B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics, and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia as a Graduate Research Assistant. His past research experience includes spectroscopy, nanophotonics, semiconductor lasers, IR-coherent communications and visible light communications. His current research focuses on integrating silicon photonics with CMOS electronics for applications in optical communications and processing.


Mohammed Al-Qadasi

Mohammed Al-Qadasi received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communication) from Qassim University (QU) in 2014, with first class honors, along with a shield and medal of academic excellence. Throughout 2013, he got involved in several internships, Cooperative and On-Job-Trainings, such as OJT in Yemen Airways maintenance division, MTN telecommunication company, NATCO Information Technology, SAFER Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), and General Directorate of Projects and Maintenance (GDPM) Organization. In 2018, he obtained his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electro-Physics) from KAUST University and is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree in ECE at UBC. His research interests include employing mixed signal integrated circuits and silicon photonics for optical data transmission.


Md Nazmul Hasan

Md Nazmul Hasan was born, and schooled at Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received B.Sc. Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar (UET Peshawar), Pakistan in 2011, and M.S. in ECE from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea in 2019. He is now working towards his Ph.D. in ECE at UBC. He launched
the world’s first CST-based antenna engineering YouTube channel called Tensorbundle in 2011. From 2011-2016, he worked at Tensorbundle as the founding engineer. He was the recipient of Presidential Scholarship in B.Sc. from Ministry of Education Bangladesh (2007-2011), and Outstanding STEM Student Scholarship in M.S from Sungkyunkwan University (2016-2019). He is a current recipient of Four Year Fellowship (FYF) in Ph.D. at UBC. His research interests include silicon photonics, mm-wave IC design, and antennas.


Omid Esmaeeli

Omid Esmaeeli finished his B.Sc. program in Bioelectric
Engineering in 2016. He received his M.Sc. degree in Integrated Circuit Design from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2019. Now he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at UBC as a research assistant. Between 2016 and 2019 he worked as a research assistant at Advancom lab at the University of Tehran, where he designed and taped-out RF and Mixed-Signal building blocks. The main focus of his M.Sc. research was design of injection-locked quadrature voltage-controlled oscillators. His research interests include circuit design for wireline and wireless systems.


 

M.A.Sc.

Leanne Dias (co-advised with Prof. Lukas Chrostowski)

Leanne Dias received her B.Eng.Mgt Co-op in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in 2018, and is currently working towards her M.A.Sc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Leanne previously worked as a research assistant for a nonlinear optics group at Institut national de la recherche scientifique in Montreal, as a research assistant in an electrochemistry biosensing lab at McMaster University, and as an intern in the Ionizing Radiation Standards group at the National Research Council in Ottawa. She is currently researching silicon photonic biosensors.

 



Alumni:

Amir Masnadi – Ph.D. 2018 (Currently with Microchip, Vancouver)

Hasitha Jayatilleka – Ph.D. 2017 (Currently with Intel Labs, California)

Anthony Park – MASc 2018 (Currently with PsiQuantum, California)

Sam Lightbody – MASc 2018 (Currently with Maxlinear, Vancouver)

Ajith S. R. – MASc 2017 (Currently with Semtech, Ontario)

Mohammed AlTaha – MASc 2017 (Currently with Finisar II-VI, California)

Ahmed Naguib – (Currently with Huawei, Ottawa)

Yang Wang – (Currently with Synopsys, Ontario)

Spoorthi Nayak – MASc 2017 (Currently with Semtech, Ontario)

Ahmed Elsayed – MASc 2016 (Currently with Finisar II-VI, California)

Sang-Pil (Peter) Woo  – MEng 2016 (Currently with Microchip, Vancouver)

Hyun Jang – BASc 2016 (Currently with MDA, Montreal)